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In Remembrance of the Great King
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
29 August - 26 November 2017
Main Gallery, 8th floor

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is pleased to invite you to the "Remembrance of the Great King" exhibition, which is organized as part of the "In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol: The Supreme Artist" project conceived in recognition of the late king’s remarkable artistic talent and of his royal grace as a Thai art patron.

"Remembrance of the Great King" will feature more than 160 rare artworks of different mediums by leading Thai artists of various generations as well as precious collectibles related to King Rama IX, such as:

A portrait painting titled King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 2016 - 2017 by Thongchai Srisukprasert (acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 200 x 160 cm), or;

A print titled The Great King No. 8, 2013 by Pinit Phantaprawat, an artist responsible for engraving King Rama IX’s portraits for banknote production (engraving and etching, 34 x 27.5 cm).

The exhibition has brought togetherrarely seen photographs of King Bhumibol for a special show. For many pictures, the names of the photographers are unknown, or the date and place cannot be identified.

Curated by Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda, Tawatchai Somkong and Sakchai Guy, the "Remembrance of the Great King" exhibition will be on display August 29 to November 26, 2017, on the 8th Floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

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"Earth-Water- Forest-Air"
The Royal Inspiration

Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
10 August - 12 November 2017
Main Gallery, 7th floor

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is organising an exhibition 'EARTH- WATER- FOREST- AIR', between August-November 2017, as part of its year long programme to commemorate the passing of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Kingdom of Thailand's ninth king. In particular, this exhibition will focus on his legacy concerning the realm's sustainability practice and environmentalconcern in view of the livelihood of the people of Thailand in all diversity.

The content of the exhibition will be presented by the works of artists, photographers, designers, architects, making up the creative practitioners who are responsible from conveying influential social messages, to those making contributions to the design and building programmes. Their works reflect the fact that the sustainability issue is not just confined to the physical and scientific world, but has as much to do with the social awareness, perception and cultural understanding.

It's hoped that the sustainability legacy of King Bhumibol Adulyadej will provide inspiration for the young generation and serve as a rallying point for all who are committed to the cause of environmental sustainability.

Curated by Chatvichai Promadhattavedi, Amarit Chusuwan and Apisak Sonjod, "EARTH- WATER- FOREST- AIR" exhibition will be on display August 10 to November 12, 2017, on the 7th Floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

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Through the Lens of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Organised by The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand
and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
2 September 2017 - 7 January 2018
Main Gallery, 9th floor

"Through the Lens of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej" Exhibition The exhibition that Thais can't afford to miss

The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre are pleased to invite you to "Through the Lens of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej" Exhibition. The exhibition is a part of the “In Remembrance of HM King Bhumibol: The Supreme Artist" project conceived in recognition of the late king's remarkable artistic talent and of his royal grace as a Thai art patron.

Curated by Nitikorn Kraivixian, parts of the 200 photographs by the late king have never been exhibited before. The exhibition will be divided into three periods of his lifetime. Fist, the beginning of the reign is a collection of black-and-white photographs featuring Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and the prince and princesses from the days of their birth. Second, the middle of the reign features moments in which the late king was working at various places and for different projects regarding agriculture, irrigation, rural development, and royal development projects initiated by HM the late king. In the third part will be a collection featuring photographs of HM the late king staying at Klai Kangwon Palace, landscapes, as well as his pet dogs.

"Through the Lens of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej" Exhibition will be held at the main exhibition on the 9th floor of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from September 2, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

special exhibition

An Incubating Project for Young Artists

Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
17 July - 3 September 2017

The Exhibition Department of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) hereby presents the Early Years Project - An Incubating Project for Young Artists to take solid steps in producing creative works and establish a healthy and sustainable development.

This year, the Early Years Project #2 continues its mission and calls for a new batch of submissions from next-generation artists during 17 July - 3 September 2017. Eight qualified artists will be selected to join the Project during 30 November 2017 - 11 March 2018, after which they will present their works and details of their respective creative processes that show the development of such works on the 7th Floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, and also take part in workshops, seminars, or other special
activities of the project held during said period to build upon their knowledge and expertise as fledging artists.

Following the project’s conclusion, the panel of judges will select one outstanding work from the artists’ presentations and projects as the winner of one Mobility Funding and one Artist Residency scholarship.

For those who are interested, kindly follow the detailed of the project at EarlyYearsProject Facebook Page ( or BACC Website (

For more information, please contact: BACC Exhibition Dept. Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 531 Email:

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The Portrait of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The portrait of the late King Bhumibol is another part of the project "In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol : The Supreme Artist" organized by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation and curated by Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshayananda, a member of the BACC Foundation Board, in order to pay tribute to the Supreme Artist, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The portrait, on the wall of the BACC facing Rama I Road, was designed to refer back with the graffiti works on the BACC centre wall facing the Patumwan intersection, in which the five graffiti characters offer gestures of reverence to the late king.

The portrait, measuring 34 metres by 25 metres or 850 sqm., was made with the wheat- pasting technique with the collaboration between a group of street artists, and art students from five art institutions : King Mongkut Institute of Technology Lat Krabang, Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin, Chang Silp(College of Fine Arts), Silpakorn University and Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi. The students had earlier made the portrait out of 39 panels before they were put up on the wall. This is the world’s largest portrait of the monarch by wheat-pasting technique.

For more information

Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 501 น้อมรำลึก องค์อัครศิลปิน


September 15, 2017

The open call invites for urban media artwork ideas and concepts developed for Bangkok under the theme “Emotional Transitions”. Under this theme, the call invites artworks that may reveal or facilitate emotional transitions in the urban context. The theme speaks to concrete situations of transition that are simultaneously moments of time and transformation of the city and of the human being from one mood to another or from one state of self to another.

12 proposals will be selected by an international jury for further development at a workshop from 17-19 November 2017 during the Bangkok Design Festival 2017.

Deadline of application: 15 September 2017
Selection announcement: 15 October 2017
Workshop: 17-19 November 2017

For more information,

people's gallery

Different Similarity
By Mongkol Suwannachatree, Siripong Kitjawat (The Flow)
and Padungpong Saruno
2 September - 1 October 2017
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

"Different similarity" is a concept set up to tell stories, situations and circumstances of "human being" through different prospects and techniques. This is the idea behind "Three Type", a group of artists trying to transform this small community to a co-learning space through each individual’s perspective. By creating their works based on personal experience, philosophy and beliefs, they hope that this space would relate to the audience in one way or another. As art cannot be defined, interpreted, or judged by the artist himself, it is more valuable and meaningful when perceived by the audience.

By Witthaya Kakham
1 September - 1 October 2017
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Life is a story nourished by the light and dark of time. The latter manifest its beauty, reality, and dream. Those elements incessantly bridge one another, weaving them into the fabric of life. Amidst the intricate network of infinite relations, reveal the mystery of life -- the luminosity of flowers and stars emanate within us. It is so gorgeous

arts network

"Artists’ Books : Knowledge Inside - Out" art exhibition
22 August - 10 September 2017
Hall, L floor

Artnology Projection Exhibition
29 August - 10 September 2017
Curved Wall, 3rd floor

"Bangkok City of Kindness"
The first round photograph competition exhibition

29 August - 10 September 2017
Curved Wall, 4th - 5th floor

The 21st Thai Short Film and Video Festival
By Film Archive (Public Organization)
29 August - 10 September 2017
Auditoruim, 5th floor and Meeting Room 501, 5th floor

For more information
Tel. 02 482 2013 - 4

"Shigeru Kawai Concert Series" : San Jittakarn
Sunday 17 September 2017 at 19.00 hrs.
Multi-Function Room, 1st floor

Ayutthaya Culture Explorers
19 - 24 September 2017
Hall, 1st floor

Becoming a Butterfly
27- 29 September 2017 at 10.30 - 19.00 hrs.
Meeting Room401, 4th floor

For more information
Tel. 089 753 5666 Email :

Online registration:


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CINEMA DIVERSE 2017: The Invisible Hands
By BACC Arts Activity Department
Saturday 23 September 2017 at 17.00 - 20.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

Eraserhead (USA / 1977)
With Thai and English subtitles (Running time 89 minutes)

The third screening of Cinema Diverse 2017: The Invisible Hands on 23 September is an American film, "Eraserhead" chosen by Nopawat Likitwong, the sound designer and sound engineer of critical acclaimed Thai films including "Pee Mak", "The Teacher's Diary", "The Blue Hour", and "#BKKY" as well as international films such as "Operation Mekong" and "The Brink". After the screening, Nopawat Likitwong will give a talk and a Q&A about the importance of sound in cinema and his experience as a sound designer.

Written, produced, and directed by David Lynch, Eraserhead tells the story of Henry Spencer, an unfortunate worker who is left to care for his grossly deformed child in a desolate industrial landscape. Throughout the film, Spencer experiences nightmares and hallucinations caused by living with his angry girlfriend, the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child and his own desperate mind. Not only these drive him and his girlfriend crazy, they also leave the audience with what the director called " a dream of dark and troubling things".

Eraserhead's sound design has been considered one of its defining elements. The film features several constant industrial sounds, providing low-level background noise in every scene. Its foreboding mood was inspired by Philadelphia’s post-industrial history. Lynch worked with sound designer Alan Splet to create something more unusual, evoking the sounds of heavy machinery while imbuing the whole thing with a rusted, deteriorating quality which was hailed as the masterpiece of "audio surrealism".

Entry fee is 60 Baht per person (with a free programme).
Tickets are available at 15.00 hrs.
Film screening starts at 17.00 hrs.

*In English with Thai subtitles
*The post-screening talk will be in Thai with English translation.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 530

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P.A.F. : Performative Art Festival # 6
By BACC Arts Activity Department
August - December 2017
Studio, 4th floor

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in partnership with the Performing Artists’ Network proudly present Performative Art
Festival # 6.

Performative Art Festival # 6 will take place in August - December 2017 at Studio, 4th floor at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

The year 2017 marks the sixth consecutive year that the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre has joined forces with the Performing Artists’ Network to present Performative Art Festival. This collaboration aims to promote performing arts as a bridge between artists and the public, as well as to encourage dialogue and the exchange of ideas between artists and audience.

This year’s festival will feature various types of performances from both local and international artists including live performances, Documentary Theatre, Devised Performance, dances and plays. Apart from performances, there will also be the artists’ talks and workshops on performing arts and dance. The highlights of this year’s festival include;

- The Voyage : 1 - 3 September 2017 by Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Thammasat University
- Ceci n'est pas la politique : 20 September - 1 October 2017 by B floor
- ASIATOPIA: Performance Workshop, Public Lecture and Performance by Bartolomé Ferrando : 17 - 21 October 2017
- Bangkok Theatre Festival 2017 : 2 - 19 November 2017 by Bangkok Theatre Network
- The International Dance Festival 2017 : 23 November - 3 December 2017 by Friends of the Arts Foundation
- Something Missing : 12 - 17 December 2017 by B Floor & Theatre Momggol

Performative Art Festival # 6 would like to thank the Performing Artists' Network namely; Arts on Location, Democrazy Theatre Studio, Anatta Theatre Troupe, B Floor, Asiatopia, Bangkok Theatre Network, Friends of the Arts Foundation and Theatre Momggol for their collaboration. Their efforts have helped turning Bangkok Art and Culture Centre into a creative open space where everyone can enjoy diverse performances and realise opportunities for dialogue and idea exchange.

More information will be updated on l baccpage
For more information: Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 530

learning programme

Storytelling Activity for Kids "Ja Ja Na Fung"
By Nitan Kra Dan Hok
Saturday 30 September 2017 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

A lion has been talking impolitely to a magic mirror and thinks that another lion will come to harm him so he tricks other animals to talk to the mirror. But all the animals receive only good things because they talks nicely to the mirror. Then the lion also wants to talk kindly to the mirror. Find out what will happen next on the date and time mentioned above.

Free entry. No reservation needed (with limited 80 craft kits)
Registration starts at 13.00 hrs.
The activity starts at 14.00 hrs.
The show is suitable for kids aged 3-10 years old.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 126, 127

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bacc shop celebrates our third anniversary
with our special discount promotion

bacc shop celebrates our third anniversary with our special discount promotion. Only online via to get 10% off when register and purchase over 1,000 Baht.

This promotion only valid until end of August 2017.

For more information Tel.094 410 2024, 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 304, 305
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Dress Me Up
3rd floor

Dress up your palate with various Thai dishes from our kitchen while enjoying our hand - woven and hand-painted products with unique design.

For more information
Tel. 099 429 5466

Le Pla Daak
4th floor

The name "Le Pla Daak" comes from two languages. The first words is "Le" which is a French prefix for "male", the second word, “Pla Daak” is a Northeastern Thai word which means "anchovy". By combining the two words, we will get a male anchovy or "Le Pla Daak". The new branch of Le Pla Daak sits at the heart of Bangkok at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. The interior is styled in a unique Thai 70s vintage. We serve Thai fast food in the Northeastern style with a fusion of French cuisine but still keep the authentic Thai spicy flavour. Our most important remark is that all dishes are freshly cooked to order with NO MSG added.

For more information
Tel. 089 710 3292, 090 636 3851

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